BTH in Community Leadership (Psychology major) (376 credits)

1365446931The Christian Ministry Department is concerned with the holistic formation of Christian Community Leaders for both the Church and Society. The Department has three focus areas: Biblical Studies, Christian Studies (Theology) and Practical Theology. Each of these disciplines offers students the necessary grounding for engagement in both the church and society and opens up a wide scope of job prospects for students, ranging from church ministry, pastoral counselling, community engagement with faith based NGO’s and NPO’s, missionary work, and teaching/lecturing.
Beyond the career opportunities, students leave the BTh programme with a Christ-centred, Biblically-shaped worldview that enables them to think critically, engage strategically, and respond confidently to the challenges of living in the South African context. Students gain skills in analysing, assessing, communicating, and responding to the changes in society, making our students adaptable and flexible. Students also acquire the ability to reflect on one’s self, to come alongside others empathetically, and mobilise communities through servant leadership.


This programme is designed to produce a distinctive kind of counsellor: men and women who are deeply informed by both the Christian faith and the human sciences of psychology and sociology. They will thus be able to integrate a Christian understanding of the human condition with findings provided by the human sciences to help people on their journey to wholeness.



  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent
  • A Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent
  • A Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.
  • National Benchmark Test (NBT) results
  • The NBT must be taken as soon as possible. The NBT dates for Cornerstone students are 23 May, 6 June or 7 June 2015 for Semester 2 applications

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with a pass mark for the National Benchmark Test (NBT)
  • Mature age of 23 years and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent). The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for Access and the results of the National Benchmark Test are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL.
  • Mature age of 45 years can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the National Benchmark Test.

  • On campus
  • Full-time: Minimum 3 years
  • Part-time: 5-7 years
  • January and July intakes

  • R 275 per credit | Total credits: 376
    Full-time : R 35 200 (1st year)
    Part-time : cost per credit


1408709817Registered as Cornerstone Institute (RF) NPC with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997.Registration Certificate No.2001/HE08/006. NQF 7; SAQA ID 57225





Basic Level (First year) (128 credits)

  • COMPULSORY: Psychology I (major), Biblical Studies I (major), Theological Studies I (major) and Information Skills
    ELECTIVES : Sociology I or TESOL I
  • Psychology I (24 credits)
  • Biblical Studies I (24 credits)
  • Systematic Theology I : Worldviews and Critical Thinking (12 credits)
  • Practical Theology I : Ethics (12 credits)
  • Public Theology (24 credits)
  • Information Skills (8 credits)
  • Sociology I (24 credits)
  • TESOL I (24 credits)

Intermediate Level (Second year) (128 credits)

  • COMPULSORY: Psychology II (major), Biblical Studies II (major), Theological Studies (major)
    ELECTIVES: Continue with Sociology II or TESOL II
  • Psychology II (32 credits)
  • Biblical Studies II (32 credits)
  • Practical Theology II : Christian Spirituality: Foundations (16 credits)
  • Public Theology II : Peace Studies OR Conflict Resolution AND Leadership Studies 2 (16 credits)
  • Sociology II (32 credits)
  • TESOL II (32 credits)


Advanced Level (Third year) (120 credits)

  • Psychology III (48 credits)
  • Biblical Studies III (36 credits)
  • Practical Theology III : Christian Spirituality: Formation (12 credits)
  • Psychology Fieldwork (24 credits)




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